The SpaceA comfortable clean room, linen provided, in a double level house in a cul-de-sac street, quiet, nice and safe neighborhood. Free high speed cable wireless broadband, TV, jogging thread mill, bicycles, desktop computer, guitars (our boy John is quite an enthusiastic guitarist) etc. Except other bedrooms, every area is available for your use.
Help yourself to the breakfast, bread toast, biscuits, cereals, coffee or tea. Lunch or dinner, mostly Chinese food (but we do experiment a little with other cuisines with good feedback), airport pickups can be arranged for at very reasonable cost. If you like to occasionally prepare your own light meals in the kitchen, we are happy to share the kitchen and the cleanup.
You can also use the outdoor hammock, bbq set and large backyard/patio. Outdoor 6 burner gas BBQ set makes for great outdoor meals.
We are a family of 4 with 1 young adult college child and 1 teenage boy, speaking English, Mandarin, and some Chinese dialects. There’s also a small friendly dog normally roaming about in the backyard area near the pool.
We have previously hosted some foreigners (including long staying teenage students) and love the experience and culture sharing. We are happy to help and guide you around for an enjoyable stay, whatever your reasons for coming to Melbourne and lengths of stay. The occasional late night pick up from train or tram station if you stayed out late is fine with us.
There are parks, playgrounds, wide open spaces, cycling paths, near our place. You can take a leisurely 20 minutes nature/parklands walk through a nice walking/cycling path to the public library, shopping amenities, gyms, pubs, entertainment and dinning complex at Knox City Shopping Centre and Knox Ozone area.
Otherwise you can take a short 8-minutes walk to the bus stop, and a short ride brings you to the Glen Waverley or Mitcham train stations. CityLife Church, Waverley Christian College, shops along High Street, Swinburne University of Technology are a short 15 minutes walk away. Whichever you choose, many amenities and the city CBD are quite accessible. If you are renting a car, parking is available in the court.
Feel free to ask as we believe everyone has different needs and no question or request is deem too weird or silly. We are happy to answer all questions and endeavor to meet your requests wherever possible.
Note 1: This is the first of 2 available rooms in my house, it is on the ground level. Please see my other listing for the second room on the first level.
Note 2: The room has a single sized bed. A very comfortable, good quality 4-inch thick self-inflating camping style mat with linen will be provided for a second person. But if you are staying for 10 days or more, we will move in a queen size bed if you prefer that. Also, depending on circumstances, a non-attached bath and toilet can be reserved for your exclusive use – please request this if this is high on your preference list.
Cheers, C U :) Guest AccessAll areas of the house including the backyard pool, BBQ. Kitchen is available for preparation of light meals. Lounge and TV room, thread mills, wireless broadband, laundry, toilets, and pretty much the whole house facilities except the other bedrooms. Interaction with GuestsWe are more than happy to interact and learn different cultures. However if you prefer your own program and privacy, we are also happy to oblige by keeping out of your way. Feel free to let us know. The NeighborhoodQuiet, safe, convenient and close to amenities, dining, shopping areas. Getting AroundYes, 10 minute walk to the bus stop. The bus takes you to Glen Waverley when there is a rail station connection to Melbourne city CBD. 20 minutes walk or a short cycle the Knox shopping centre and amenities.